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December 1, 2022 at 9:44 am #87674CasselKeymaster
This month, the theme is SEASONS. Do you have obvious seasons in your part of the world? Do you have a preferred season? Do you happen to have photos of the same area at different seasons? That might even be a cool way to blend in multiple images.
Add stories to those photos but you know that you can also tell stories without photos!
Let’s go!December 1, 2022 at 6:22 pm #87701Bonnie BallentineParticipant
I should do more seasonal layouts. I imagine Autumn/Fall may be the only one I have done.December 1, 2022 at 6:24 pm #87702Bonnie BallentineParticipant
So many fun things to do in the Fall!December 2, 2022 at 4:27 am #87715
Corel had an Autumn Collage frameDecember 2, 2022 at 4:55 am #87718
I used the same Quick Page to make two different layouts: one for Spring and the other for Fall.December 2, 2022 at 4:57 am #87720
Here’s another QP showing Spring in my neighborhood.December 2, 2022 at 4:59 am #87722
Utilizing the multiple frame technique, here’s a tree in downtown Warwick dazzling the neighborhood.December 2, 2022 at 3:02 pm #87742trish williamsParticipant
Christmas one Winter when we had a lot of snow, as it laid over all the shrubs it created lots of beautiful sculpturesDecember 3, 2022 at 12:04 pm #87794
To the best of my knowledge I have 5 white tailed hares, that reside in and around the farm. Now that we have snow I’m able to track them. They all have different sized feet, and length of stride. Now that they have turned white, they are more difficult to find. For those that don’t know they are nocturnal animals. From dawn til dusk, they blend in exceptionally well with their environment. Sitting out the day. This one decided to spend the day not far from the stables. It was a windy day, which meant that the blowing snow created a snowbank around the hare. I took photos every couple of hours, as the day went on, the wind died down allowing the sun to evaporate the snow that covered the hare, which kept it warm throughout most of the day. Snow is a wonderful insulator. I always say that snow is Mother Nature’s duvet, when it blankets the landscape, during a harsh Canadian winter. Just before dusk I went to check on the hare, and it had gone, leaving behind a perfectly shaped snow mould of itself.
I used word art which I created some time back, and one of Carole’s snowflakes. I used a scalloped template which I also created. The background paper is one of my snow photos. Photos were taken on the 17th November of this year.December 3, 2022 at 12:21 pm #87796
Sue: The scallops work well with your winter/snow theme.December 3, 2022 at 1:13 pm #87800
Thanks Ann, it was a tossup between one of Carole’s snowflake lace like fonts and the scallops. I decided not to overwhelm the page with snowflakes, hence opting for the scallops.December 3, 2022 at 5:13 pm #87802SuzyParticipant
Sue, Your photos are amazing! The photos and what you have to do to get them — including cutting up fruit, LOL! I cannot believe you trudge out in the snow just to get a pic of a rabbit, but these are exceptional, so it is well worth it.December 3, 2022 at 6:57 pm #87810
Suzy, thank you for your kind words. I appreciate that you realize what I have to go through sometimes to get the shots I’m looking for. I have to say though, I absolutely revel in being in the great outdoors at any time of year, regardless of the weather. While I’m still able I will continue with all the outdoor pursuits, from hiking in snowshoes throughout the winter months, riding, kayaking, cycling, all with my camera in tow. Plus of course, crawling through the undergrowth during the summer months looking for insects to shoot. Again, thank you!December 3, 2022 at 7:08 pm #87811Corrie KinkelParticipant
Sue beautyful photos and a matching layout!
I didn’t have a lot of time because I’m busy printing calendars and cards for European and home use; the ones that have to go overseas are already on their way. I go to fysiotherapy 2x a week, go for a walk almost everyday and the walks are getting longer too. Besides that we had a couple of visits to make that were postponend until I was able to come and a funeral to attent. It was a busy week to say the least, therefore I used a quick page that I altered a bit. The photo I took today (on my walk) of the oaktrees nearby that still have their leaves in a very nice color. Due to the warm months October and November there are a lot of trees that haven’t shed their leaves yet, which is very uncommon in December. I don’t know if we have to thank or damn the climate change that is now so noticeable. When we married in November 51 years ago it had been snowing a little bit and it was freezing cold! Quite a difference to today.December 3, 2022 at 7:46 pm #87813
Thank you Corrie, as is yours. Earth tone colours are my favourite colours, throughout all the seasons. I particularly like your tag.December 4, 2022 at 10:58 am #87872
My interests stretch far beyond Mother Nature on our beautiful blue planet, it extends to the wonders of the night sky.
December’s full moon is appropriately called in the Northern hemisphere the Cold Moon. This year’s full moon falls on the 8th December. Last night’s star gazing gave me such joy, even with frigid, blowing snow winds. The shots taken last night were taken 2hrs apart, you’ll see how the moon rotates. And yes, the moon does rotate. The moon is in it’s waxing gibbous phase, with Jupiter clearly visible, the other 2 planets make their way across the sky this month too, which are also clearly visible with the naked eye, they are Mars and Saturn. The constellation Orion is front and foremost in the southern sky, quite a spectacle sight it is too, with Sirius, the brightest star in our night sky is now visible, along with the reddish star Aldebaran, again all visible with the naked eye. I could go on, but I think you get my passion for the night sky. I don’t have a fancy high tech camera, but it’s perfect for my needs, when using the right settings. It doesn’t support zoom lenses, yet it takes adequate moon shots.
I created the page last year, the photos were taken last night at what many will call unsociable hours, well after mid night. I never tire taking moon shots.December 4, 2022 at 11:50 am #87874
Sue, those are spectacular! My daughter has been using the moon in her art lately so I’m well “mooned.” 😉 I see the individual shots, which you said were new, are labeled with the year 2023. The images must really take a long time to travel to Earth! 😀 j/k
(One of Deb’s linocuts, of a series of 12)
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